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Rochester Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Rochester, Medway

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Latitude: 51.3925 / 51°23'32"N

Longitude: 0.5004 / 0°30'1"E

OS Eastings: 574055

OS Northings: 168903

OS Grid: TQ740689

Mapcode National: GBR PPN.MB6

Mapcode Global: VHJLT.M8DC

Plus Code: 9F329GR2+X5

Entry Name: Rochester Bridge

Listing Date: 2 December 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086431

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173140

Location: Strood, Medway, ME1

County: Medway

Electoral Ward/Division: Rochester West

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Rochester

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Strood St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

Tagged with: Through arch bridge

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TQ 7468 NW and TQ 7368 NE
7/207, 8/207 Rochester Bridge

Roadbridge across the River Medway (now forming the north-west
bound carriageway). 1914. It replaced Cubitt's 1857 bridge
which itself replaced the late C14 bridge that was sited a little
upstream, close to the Bridge Chapel (qv). Major ornamental
features, piers and cutwaters of granite, rusticated below road
level with quoining; the carriageway and supporting
superstructure of cast-iron or steel girders. N and S approaches
with plinths supporting cast lions couchant, and 4-way flat
arches supporting entablature and attic, flanking the highway,
linked by balustrades. 3 spans, over-arched with supporting and
cross-tie girders. Cast-iron railings to footpaths. At the
junction of the spans, tall fluted columns on granite plinths
supporting heraldic devices. Panels displaying the Rochester
Bridge Trust's heraldic archievements appear in various
positions, especially the arches at the approaches. (Note:
the bridge carrying the south-east bound carriageway is not
included in this listing).

Listing NGR: TQ7405568903

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